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Ideal CPU and MB temps?

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Mar 24, 2002
St. Louis

But, with laws of physics/thermodynamics in our way, a good rule of thumb would be case temp 5C over ambient and core temp another 5-8C over case temp. With overclocking the core temps seem to rise pretty quick so you need to ensure you have a really good HSF or water cooling or peltier cooling. A core temp of higher than 20C above ambient is probably as high as you want to go.